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  • Ar
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    in reply to: 2015 News #28147

    Thanks, I’m curious to know what you can find out! Maybe there’s an EL vault somewhere and they lost the key for a decade or two. LOL

    Ar
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    I agree with everyone above. As the solids are mass produced and sold at warehouses it is no longer fun to acquire them. Plus, NEIMAN MARCUS IS NOW SELLING A RE-ISSUED CAROUSEL FOR $499!!!! OUCH!!! There goes the value and exclusivity of the original.  It may be all about profit for EL, but they lost my business. I used to buy store exclusives but not in the last 5-6 years. I’ll still enjoy the ones I have.

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    I'd also like the list!

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    Galina,

    You've acquired a treasure! It looks mint condition. Enjoy.

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    J — sounds like you're doing a lot of traveling. Enjoy and be safe!

    I'm afraid of running out of space for solids. I never unpacked the collection when I moved almost 8 years ago. Since then I've acquired 60-70 more, which are on display. I really should do an inventory. I'm trying to be more selective and only getting those I really covet.

    Hugs to all!

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    This is my 500th post!!!!! I doubt I will ever catch Petals, who is nearing 3,000.

    In the past two months I've acquired the Harrod's bus, Showgirl (woohoo!), Marlin, Postbox, Radiant Fish and Shimmering Oasis. I've been waiting for these for a long time… I still want some others for my collection but I'm taking a break for a bit. 🙂

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    Thanks, Brigitte.

    I have to say I find them disappointing and repetitive. But it's nice to see them honoring Roselyn Gerson.

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    Jacky,

    Craigslist has about 30 city regions in the UK: http://london.craigslist.co.uk/

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    'Petals' wrote on '14:

    I have never heard of Craiglist but will look them up. I doubt anyone will overcome the monopoly of Paypal and Ebay and I dare not ask if Lisa and Jack would be prepared to set up an auction site!!!!!!!!!! I do hope you are well Lisa as there has been no word from you or Jack in a while.

    By the way Ar, I would never have anyone come to my home via the route of selling on auction. There are enough cranks out there so I would arrange to meet in some populated place to avoid any ''misunderstandings''.

    Take care, as always. x

    Ar
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    I tend to agree with Jacky and Sandra but IMHO the result of “big business” monopolizing ebay has meant better and more professional service for buyers. I've had more problems with the “mom and pop” sellers – eg. selling a “mint” solid that has been glued back together, sending the wrong item meant for a different buyer or “misplacing” the item and canceling the sale. That is not to say ALL sellers are like that. But those few bad apples stand out.

    I can't speak to the expense of selling as I haven't sold anything on ebay in quite a while.

    Ebay and paypal have become more sophisticated and at least purchases are now insured.

    I think there is room for both kinds of sellers.

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    Gumtree sounds like Craigslist. I have bought and sold on Craigslist with some success. I found two wonderful adoptive families for stray kitties and one nutcase where I had to retrieve the kitten back (long story). It can be risky, especially if you have a stranger come to your house. And I would only accept cash.

    Recently when I've put items on Craigslist I've received scam emails. It's so annoying that I haven't used it in a long time. Since it's free, it is still very popular.

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    Lauren

    I work for a college foundation. The best part of my job is helping individual donors. It's very rewarding to see them meet their scholarship students. When I help someone set up a memorial fund for a loved one, it's gratifying to see how it lifts their spirits. My job is to make donors feel good about philanthropy.

    GIving is so much better than getting…

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    Thanks Jen,

    You're very thoughtful. My surgery was May 13 but it's taken a long time to recover because my appendix partially burst. I didn't have sharp pain, it felt like terrible cramps. I never guessed it could be appendix! I'm back at work full time starting tomorrow.

    Hugs,

    Ar

    'butterflies1219' wrote on '02:

    UGH! I am so sorry to hear that. Is there anything you need? I don't know where you live but I can mail out chicken noodle soup if you are not near Jax. Are you hurting bad? I have never had that surgery…knock on wood that I don't ever need to have it. Prayers and best wishes for a quick recovery. If you just need a friend to chat with to listen about what a pain it is to be sick I am willing and able to be here for you. My phone number is cell 904-422-9780. I always love talking with fellow solid perfume collectors.

    Blessings and hugs-

    Jennifer in Jax

    Ar
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    I haven't been doing much collecting lately. In fact, I had an emergency appendectomy three weeks ago. I didn't have the strength to pull up ebay!

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    in reply to: Liveauctioners.Com #28046

    And the starting prices are extremely high…we shall see how quickly they sell.

    'butterflies1219' wrote on '03:

    I hate to say it but it looks like that wonderful lot that sold for $3000 is being peiced out on ebay right now. Sigh. I sure would have hoarded every one of them! I am not 100% sure of this, but it sure is a great coincidence that the ones I saw in the lot are all hitting ebay right now.

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